PTSD

Refugees' mental health

A world-first intervention for refugee men who suffer from PTSD has shown promise in a trial, encouraging them to get help.

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It's distressing to see reports of terrorists attacks but these feelings will usually abate over days or weeks. But people with a history of trauma need to take extra care of their mental health.

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UNSW Canberra is leading the Australian conversation and research effort on moral injury, a lesser-known condition than PTSD.

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Research conducted by UNSW's Black Dog Institute has found a direct link between physical exercise and improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr Simon Rosenbaum explains.

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A UNSW research trial to examine if e-cigarettes can help smokers quit and a world-first treatment for teenagers with PTSD and substance abuse are among projects to receive major backing in the latest NHMRC funding round.

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One in 10 emergency workers is estimated to be living with post traumatic stress disorder. Now a new mental health strategy is taking powerful steps to protect and support our first responders.

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UNSW's Richard Bryant, a world expert in the mental health of people affected by adversity and trauma, has received Australia’s highest accolade in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours.

Tom Frame

Even the most stable moral compass can be damaged by war. UNSW Canberra researcher Tom Frame explains the inner injury that arises when good people witness terrible things.

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Emergency service workers exposed to traumatic events are set to benefit from the world’s first guidelines to help diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

Refugee PTSD

Two innovative UNSW programs designed to help men overcome the stigma associated with mental health disorders have been recognised, receiving $900,000 in funding from beyondblue today.

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